Visit Patients Virtually

We are encouraging virtual visitation at this time

Image of patient using video chat with family

Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration of our infection control practices and recommendations from national health experts. Patients that have devices such as cell phones, smartphones, or tablets, may use those to communicate with family and loved ones outside of the hospital.

Technology has made it easier than ever to stay close while we stay safe. 

Use an app to make a video call. If your phone, tablet or laptop has a camera, then it's likely that you have a built-in app for video calls. Apple devices usually have FaceTime installed; Android devices have Google Duo.

You can also download one of these:
Facebook Messenger
Google Duo
Skype
Google Hangouts
Zoom

To connect, the person you are calling must be using the same app that you are. Text or call ahead of time to let them know you'll be trying to connect. That way, you can avoid calling during a time when they are sleeping or receiving treatment. 

All of these apps allow multiple users to connect, so the whole family can join in and send their love.

If your loved one staying in the hospital doesn’t have a smartphone or tablet and you want to get connected with them via virtual visit, please send us a request.

Patients will have access to use Covenant iPads with FaceTime and Skype to video chat with family members. We would like to ask family to limit visits to 15 minutes, once per day.

How to Request a Visit

To request a virtual visit with your loved one, please email VideoVisits@chs-mi.com and include the following: Name, Phone, Email Address, Patient Name, Patient Room (if known), Time/day Requesting visit.